Milgram Code Of Ethics

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Based on the understanding of the experiment, ethics in research, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) and American Society of Criminology (ASC) Code of Ethics, it is in my opinion that the experiments were unethical. The experiment was about teachers administering electronic shocks to learners, pretenders, for each incorrect answer given. The teachers were the actual subject of the experiment but were not aware. Milgram may have succeeded in proving the concept of obedient to authority but his approach did not follow most of the ethics in research. The paper will be a discussion of some of the ethics that the researcher did not implement in carrying out his study and the relationship of his experiment to crime analysis, intelligence analysis and investigative analysis. Scientifics are required to be open in disclosing the methods that they will use in carrying out their research and be honest in disclosing the findings of the research (Bachman and Schutt, 2016). Milgram was open to the actors for he let them know of what they were to expect from the subjects and they would not suffer in anyway. However, he was not open to the teachers, who were the actual subjects, since they actually thought that they were harming the actors though they were being assured that the shock would not …show more content…
In ethics of research, deception should be avoided as much as possible unless in the instance of social psychology experiments (Bachman and Schutt, 2016). Milgram deceived the teachers that they were not the actual subject of the experiment while as they were the ones which was unethical (Haslam, Loughnan, & Perry, 2014). However, this was justifiable for him if at all he had to obtain actual results that would otherwise be affected if the teachers were aware that they were the actual

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